We all had fun, but nobody was too disappointed
that it was time to head for home.
And we weren't in any hurry, as Naomi's mom
wouldn't be home from work until mid-afternoon.
I wouldn't mind staying at this place!
Just look at those flowers,
and in September!
One of the things I love about Leavenworth is the location.
That's the main highway heading west.
Doesn't it look kind of like there's nowhere for it to go?
But there is - up a beautiful, narrow valley.
As we got up into higher elevations,
the fall colors really started to show.
Doesn't it take your breath away?
We decided to stop up at Steven's Pass and have a look around.
Plus, with a three-year-old, you need lots of
stretch-your-legs and potty breaks.
Hope this hill will soon be covered with snow!
She was a good traveler.
As long as you enjoy several rounds of
The Itsy-Bitsy Spider.
At full volume ;D
(Still working on that "inside voice".)
Gunnar and I convinced Grandpa (not that we had to try very hard :D _
to stop for a lunch break at Zeke's, in Gold Bar.
The boys and I have been there before...
... for the enormous burgers.
This time, we brought our own lunch,
and bought milkshakes for a treat :D
Of course we explored the red caboose.
Can you see the train going over the highway in the distance?
We could hear it coming up the hill (working hard),
and we jumped off the caboose to watch it pass...
... right across the highway behind the trees.
Naomi apparently thought it was too loud,
but very exciting.
With that, we loaded up one last time
and headed home :D
And guess who wants to go camping again?